OVERVIEW: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), an educational nonprofit organization based in Boston and dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, social science, and behavioral research, seeks a full-time Conference Assistant. Founded in 1974, PRIM&R accomplishes its mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building, and has a diverse membership of 4,000+ individuals representing all 50 states and 40 countries. PRIM&R is conveniently located in Boston's historic Back Bay, within walking distance to several transportation options, the Public Garden, and a variety of restaurants. PRIM&R offers a competitive salary, full benefits package, and flexible work schedule. PRIM&R seeks to promote diversity and ensure equal opportunity for all persons within its staff, membership, leadership, and programs. Visit primr.org for more information.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Conference Manager, the Conference Assistant plays a key role in supporting PRIM&R’s conferences team and the organization’s two annual conferences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide administrative support for conference planning process (e.g., compile planning materials, communicate about planning calls, take minutes on planning calls, create/maintain online planning platform, etc.)
Provide administrative support for the conference Call for Session Proposal programs (e.g., draft web pages and submissions forms, manage/compile responses, etc.)
Create conference guide content
Work onsite at conferences
Act as a member of the organization’s customer service team (e.g., answer phones, process registrations, etc.)
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have 1-2 years office and program planning/coordination experience; excellent communication and customer service skills (oral/written; in person and over the phone); strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies across the organization and externally; flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively; proficiency with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; experience with non-profits, databases, and project planning software helpful, but not required. Qualified candidate must have the ability to travel overnight twice a year.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume (with salary requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Conference Assistant” in subject heading). Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: PRIM&R offers a competitive, full benefits package (medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays, use of on-site fitness center, flexible work schedule, summer flextime hours, professional development opportunities, and more). This is a full-time position; this is not a remote position and relocation is not available. The salary is commensurate with experience.
About Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a nonprofit organization in Boston, MA, advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical and social science/behavioral research. We accomplish this mission through education, membership services, professional certification, and public policy initiatives. PRIM&R’s core values include: Excellence, Community, Diversity, Integ...rity, Knowledge, Respect, Social Responsibility, and Creativity. Visit www.primr.org for more information.